Date: 22nd September 2011 at 5:40pm
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Steven Gerrard made his return to the Liverpool side after being out for 6 months with a groin injury. Gerrard came on for Luis Suarez in the second half of Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Brighton in the Carling Cup.

Like all of us, Kenny Dalglish was happy to see the captain back on the park but as expected, he will not be 100% ready at this stage as he builds up his match fitness.

“If it had been four or five goals we’d have maybe given him a bit longer,” Dalglish told Sky Sports.

“We’ll say again what we’ve said many times before, we’ll manage Steven as well as we’ve managed everyone else and we’ll look forward to that continuing.

“We’re not going to throw him in and give him too many minutes. It’s fantastic to see him back so don’t let’s spoil it by being irresponsible.

“We want to see the talisman back and he’s on his way there which is great for everybody.

“He’s suffered a lot and he’s been through a lot and he’s made a lot of sacrifices to get where he is.”